We open for tours April 1.
Our tour season ends at the end of October.

Days of Operation
Wednesday through Sunday

Our guides will take you about 300 feet inside the mine!
Dating back to 1902, Barthell was the first of 18 mining camps belonging to the Stearns Coal and Lumber Co.

"With love and hard work, we have reconstructed the Barthell Coal Mining Camp from old photographs along with oral and written history."

Harold C. "Sonny" Koger
November 6, 1929 to June 9, 2003
Located just 7 miles west of Stearns, KY off Highway 742, Barthell Coal Camp offers personal guided tours, and cozy Company Houses with modern amenities and old-fashioned charm for overnight stays.  The camp also includes facilities for family reunions, meetings, and other special occasions.
National Park Service
SE Region's Preservation Award
Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation
Service to Preservation Award
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